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Troxell Manor is a magnificent example of Tudor Revival architecture.
The beautifully sited manor house on 3.6+ acres features a 1920’s craftmanship no longer available today. The home sits on a very private, flat to gently rolling lot with mature oaks and established English boxwoods. The 2.5 story stucco, stone, and half-timbered home with diamond-paned wood casement windows and gabled dormers exudes charm not available in most homes and promises a grand, yet cozy interior within.
This front door leads into a two-story Great Hall. The Great Hall features three Tudor Arched entryways leading to the living room on the left, the dining room on the right, and the rear hall under the staircase.
The 24 x 14 fully oak-paneled dining room has 10-foot beamed ceilings, intricate crown molding, and a large rustic fieldstone fireplace with deep raked joinery that runs to the ceiling. The room offers views to the front and back gardens through two sets of five casement windows.
To the right of the grand foyer is the family room, which features a thick wrought-iron antique chandelier, another floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace and 2.5-inch thick wood swinging door to the kitchen. The room has cream plaster walls, wonderful light and French doors looking out to a forsythia-wrapped brick patio.
The airy and sunny kitchen, installed in 2018, displays clean white cabinets, classic subway tile and 1.5-inch thick Brazilian Tigerwood countertops. The kitchen looks out on the rear and side gardens.
The majority of the windows in the home are new and were custom built by a Potomac, MD-based craftsman reusing all the original individual panes of glass and hardware. Broken panes were replaced with glass from France made in the same historic method to ensure that all panes reflect light in the same non-uniform manner.
A heavy Tudor door opens the rear of the home to the back garden, tennis court and garden shed. The garden shed, originally a stable, is ideal for storage and adds additional old-world charm to the yard.
The tennis court was renovated in 2007 with a Har-Tru ClayTech surface, one of the first in the US. The renovation included a new asphalt base, new black-coated metal fencing with California corners, a root protection barrier, stone edging, water sprinklers and conduit if lights are desired at a later date. ClayTech courts combine the benefits of clay with the low maintenance of hard courts; it is easier to maintain, easier on the players, and playable in all seasons. This allows all-weather action without the cracking, chipping and peeling that comes with a hard court. The surface is highly resilient and rapidly returns to playability in all types of weather.
The garden is a mix of flat and rolling lawn with mature trees which provide screening from neighboring properties. A pool can easily be accommodated in several different parts of the garden. Trees include oak, tulip poplar, Norway Spruce, weeping cherry, black locust, and dogwood, among others. An extra buffer of land between the privately-owned gravel Bulls Neck Road and Potomac Knolls protects the property to the west and creates even more privacy.
The property is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood in McLean, and close to parks, shopping, schools and entertainment.
Property offered AS IS.
Adjacent lot for sale for $1,300,000. Currently, the lot is not subdivided. Typically, the county will allow subdivisions of lots larger than 75,000 square feet. This is also a great opportunity for an investor or developer!
If buyers use Legacy Mortgage they can receive a lender credit of up to $10,000. Sellers prefer Pruitt Title. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to loan approval.
Please use the driveway closest to Merriewood Lane to enter.
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